Urban Themes

[ Opportunities ] Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 15:10
Description Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 11:59
From subway straps to scooters, urban living is all about sharing stuff — and swapping germs. Here’s how to lower your risk of contracting Covid-19. At a time of growing fear around the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, it’s not hard to tumble into a spiral of catastrophizing. Even the most mundane interactions of urban life suddenly feel like a high-stakes gamble: Gripping a subway strap, a... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 11:48
Will COVID-19 change how cities are designed? Michele Acuto of the Connected Cities Lab talks about density, urbanization and pandemic preparation.   Disease shapes cities. Some of the most iconic developments in urban planning and management, such as London’s Metropolitan Board of Works and mid-19th century sanitation systems, developed in response to public health crises such as cholera... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 11:28
In early December 2019, members of the city council in Kansas City, Missouri unanimously approved a resolution which will see it become the first major US metropolis to introduce free public transport later this year. It is a brave move in a region where 92 percent of people use cars for transit and it will cost around US$8 million–the amount the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 11:01
Entries to the 2020 competition can be made from Wednesday 1 January 2020 until Monday 23 March 2020. Entries to the Awards are encouraged from housing projects and programmes that: demonstrate practical, innovative and sustainable solutions to current housing challenges; can be transferred or adapted in other countries across the world; are already being implemented or are completed i.e. not at... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 14:52
Whether it’s a utopian dream or a Total Recall-style nightmare, visions of a future in which all vehicles are operating independently of human control often dominates discussions around connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs). But the focus on this as yet hypothetical end state ignores the fact that we have actually already begun the journey on CAVs, with many vehicles boasting both connected... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 14:06
Submission Start Date: 09-March-2020 Submission Deadline Date and time: 30-March-2020 Submission of proposals: By email to unhabitat-syriaprocurement@un.org            Project key information: UN-Habitat Project title: Safer access, traffic signs and crossing points for pedestrians, Child awareness and outreach on traffic safety LocationsTown/City: Aleppo city. Country: Syria. Anticipated start... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Monday, March 9, 2020 - 15:57
Submission Start Date: 09-March-2020 Submission Deadline Date and time: 30-March-2020Project key information:• UN-Habitat Project title: Safer access, traffic signs and crossing points for pedestrians, Child awareness and outreach on traffic safety• Locationso Town/City: Aleppo city.o Country: Syria.• Anticipated start date: 15-May-2020• Estimated duration of project in calendar months: Four (4)... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Monday, March 9, 2020 - 15:49
In every country many people have little prospect for a better future. Lacking hope, purpose or dignity, they watch from society’s sidelines as they see others pull ahead to ever greater prosperity. Many have escaped extreme poverty worldwide, but even more have neither the opportunities nor the resources to control their lives. Far too often gender, ethnicity or parents’ wealth still determines... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, March 9, 2020 - 15:29
Working with nature within and around cities can protect vulnerable urban residents from climate change impacts and disasters, improve their quality of life, and reduce the impacts of cities on other valuable systems, argues Dr Hannah Reid. A Central Role in Adaptation The value of nature-based solutions (NbS) and ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) in the urban context is increasingly acknowledged... Read more

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